Foundation and development Process
General Terms & Conditions
GAU THE AMERICAN COLLEGE Foundation and development Process
For the past 30 years GAU the American College and the American Nursery School, has been a reputable and
reliable educational institutions giving international and national curriculum based training education. The
language and medium of instruction is Turkish-English. GAU Group of Schools has international memberships
and accreditations from Council of International School (CIS), European Council of International Schools,
European Federation of Schools (FEDE), as well as being international exam centers of Edexcel and the
University of Cambridge . İn addition to English language, foreign language training such as French and
German that are seen internationally as locomotives are integrated with our educational system.
The purpose of GAU The American Colleges is to educate students that can communicate healthy, equipped
with an advanced national and universal values, take responsibility, advanced in self-confidence, has scientific
and analytical thinking, productive and creative, eager to research and curious to learn, respect for nature,
society and humanity .
The expert teachers and training staff of GAU The American Colleges prepares and implement programs from
the first moment the students enroll to school and start the race of educational excellence step by step make
them consciousness of a long lifetime of scientific knowledge until they graduate and avail from the unique
privileges that GAU maintains from its international memberships and accreditations.
Our mission is to support all students in attaining their full potential in personal development and active
citizenship by providing the foundation for lifelong learning through quality education . Along with this
mission GAU the American College franchise started its activities during fall 2012 . İts first franchise Çorlu
American College was given to an investor in Çorlu-Tekirdağ, which is a province in Turkey . Ever since , an
influx of applications has been received from all over the world to become franchisee of our American Collages.
Why American College ?
GAU has international memberships and accreditations.
Language and medium of instruction is English.
The American Colleges have the aim of teaching its students English with qualified English native speakers .
The American College recognizes the importance of global American system , and have the objective and aim to pave the way, teach and counsel students in accordance to their capabilities and talents.
The American College adopt students to today's globalized world, to enable them to meet the international standards in their university life and throughout their job careers .
America Colleges has the aim of preparing kids at a younge age to capture personal skills and abilities.
American College students are prepared for international exams.
Aims and objectives are prepared and planned by qualified management team
Research projects cover areas that sustain quality of life and performance, and contribute to a better implementation and monitoring of improvements and changes.
American College undertakes research projects covering issues, that have an impact on academics and society. so disseminating knowledge and experience to academics, researchers, students and the community as a whole
American Colleges have the aim of updating and upgrading its educational systems accordingly to the latest technological developments.
Recognizing students’ individual needs and providing them with opportunities that match their individual abilities and that would help them discover their interests and talents and develop them to their full potential.
America Colleges promote the welfare of students with special education needs by supporting them in attaining their full potential intellectually, physically and socially.
American Colleges fosters good citizenship by promoting good habits of character, global awareness, and an understanding and appreciation for other cultures.
American Colleges understands the importance of establishing strong home-school partnerships and a three-way relationship with the school, parents, and community in order to achieve the school mission.
Nurturing lifelong learners by reinforcing learning as a continuous lifelong process that extends beyond the school.
Continuously engaging in efforts that ensure quality control and improvement in educational programs and professional practice.
Developing students’ knowledge, skills, and attitude toward learning and promote intellectual excellence and physical well-being
Encouraging constructive use of leisure time by
: Making the school a center for student activities by providing the facilities and opportunities through a Co curricular activities program. Encouraging participation in school and community service programs. Encouraging reading for enjoyment and the independent pursuit of knowledge
Our school students are prepared and developed to participate in international placement exams such as movers-starters. All preparatory work is conducted by qualified persons.
Vast experience in the education sector.
Providing references to well-known books, publications and other resources. And availability of all dress material and stationery.
Assistance in developing infrastructure and designing interiors.
Guidance in interviewing, recruiting and evaluating teaching staff.
Effective ways of facing and solving problems including administrative, marketing, academic and day to day operations.
Continuous updates on current educational developments.
Complete range of educational support services.
Summer Activity Junction (GAU Summer Schools) Two long months of summer vacations and
children get bored staying inside their homes sitting idle. GAU Summer Schools concept will be the destination for them where they will learn and practice creative skills during summer vacations. Such summer schools will help to bring out creativity in the kids and at the same time generate revenue for a GAU The American College concept schools even during long vacations .
We have been recognized as an innovative college, dedicated to developing the most
exclusive, educationally inclined and planned school programs.
It is always a wise and fruitful decision to become our Franchisee and gain from our
expertise and successful American College business model. You could own an established
American College model and get a nationwide recognition in your country by just being a
part of GAU The American College concept chain of schools.
We are always interested to hear from any potential partners. If you are interested in
developing our brand, methodology and success in your market, find out more here.
GAU The American College Franchisee benefits from:
Having access to a proven and successful format of operating a college that has been developed by us.
By Using GAU The American College’s brand name, which already has recognition thereby reducing
precious time, huge expenditure and efforts that are involved in creating a brand name and then
A Professional support provided by us ensuring guidance in your college operations and a franchisee
college can bank upon the management, marketing and personnel assistance provided by us.
General Terms & Conditions of the Franchisee
6% is to be paid from yearly gross income.
Agreements will be for five years.
No License Fee required
Support regarding school operations will be provided by our experts without charges.
Our Priority Franchise conditions?
Franchisee entities need to ensure the quality of education as well as the necessary teaching staff, technical equipment, and should be able to capture the necessary quality in uniform. All costs incurred in the subject belong to the franchisee.
Candidates can purchase, construct or rent buildings for the process of becoming our franchisee holding our brand name the "American College" .
In case of the architectural construction projects, purchase or leasing buildings it is required that approvals are given through the competent authorities of the American colleges.
Franchise agreement will be valid until the end of the full-year period. The lapse of 5 year period is accepted from the first date of signing the Franchise contract between the franchisor and the franchisee.
After the lapse of full five year period , evaluations will be conducted for contract renewal purposes.
Steps of becoming a FRANCHISEE
1- Information and Pre-Application Process
Officially process starts by filling up the online application form on this franchise link .
Also, further enquiries and requests could be conducted through telephone or email .
2- After the introduction of the pre-filled application form candidates should submit a files including documents reinforcing and justifying their backgrounds:
Examples such as: curriculum vitae, work experience, criminal record ..etc
Details , documents or any other communication should be conducted through the below given email or our below postal adress
GAU Cyprus Campus
Girne American University, University Street, ZIP 5, Karmi Campus, Karaoğlanoğlu, Kyrenia North Cyprus
3- Conducting introductory meeting with the candidate franchisee
After thorough and careful evaluations of the candidate applications and documents by the competent franchise team, a meeting date would be arranged to follow-up the process and to conduct further evaluations. Such meetings would be hosted in either GAU Cyprus or GAU Istanbul Campus.
4- The signing of the franchise agreement After preliminary discussions, the parties will have a drafted memorandum to prepare for the protocols to be signed.
5- Fulfilling the official and governmental obligations and conditions in the proposed location . ( City – Country…etc)
6- Fulfilling the financial obligations and conditions of the Franchise agreement
7- Fulfilling the Physical conditions of the proposed franchisee location
Site visit & layout plan
An Interior Designing suggestions (for e.g wall, ceiling, furniture, floor etc)
Modification in elevation/colour scheme
Complete guidance on furniture/fixtures
8-Professional development and follow-up
providing all curriculum/training manuals
Recruitment & Interview support
Training to all staff members at variety of GAU locations
Guidelines for inauguration and launching of school
Timely visits by our support staff
Organizing seminars, business fairs and presentations
Marketing and Advertisement Support guidance for layout, planning, conceptualization and implementation
We have created a Franchise Support System that will assist you with every conceivable issue that may arise in setting-up or running ‘American College’ franchise. Our assistance mechanism is under a constant process of up gradation based on the feedback from our existing Franchisees.
GAU THE AMERICAN COLLEGE FRANCHISE is interested in hearing from potential partners who
are prepared to put quality and the building of a solid long-term business ahead of short-term gains
have strong local market knowledge
have a proven record of achievement in business and/or education
possess the financial resources necessary to guarantee the successful launch and ongoing growth of a quality-focused operation.
Above all, we look for partners with whom we can
establish and maintain a relationship of mutual trust and respect.
GAÜ KKTC Campus: 0392 650 20 00 ext : 1487
GAÜ American College: 0392 650 22 20 ext: 1411
GAÜ Turkey Campus: 0212 249 78 82 ext : 128